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Leadership NEXT to discuss community’s collective impact during July 9 program at WearTheFund

2019-07-05T11:07:21-04:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will highlight the impact of a collective approach to entrepreneurial ecosystems during its July 9 session at WearTheFund in Fort Myers. Led by Sam Lewis, founder of WearTheFund, and Jonathan Romine, program director of SecondMuse, the program will offer insightful discussion on how entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive [...]

More than 1,400 residents pray for unity at Thursday’s Community Prayer Breakfast in Fort Myers

2018-05-04T00:09:38-04:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

More than 1,400 individuals from all faiths, political inclinations and backgrounds came together Thursday in prayer, hearing a message of unity, love and positivity as the community builds a stronger future. The annual Community Prayer Breakfast, funded by more than 40 generous businesses, organizations and residents, is held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer. This [...]

Guadalupe Center to host 26th annual Buddy Day Feb. 17

2018-02-01T10:55:46-04:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Immokalee second graders hit the beach for fun-filled buddy activities Volunteers are needed for Guadalupe Center’s 26th annual Buddy Day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island. Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through the education of children in Immokalee, will bring 150 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. donates $2.7 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2017-11-14T11:58:14-04:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to supporting health care and health science education in Southwest Florida, recently presented $2.7 million to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, with $1 million designated to address the vital need for children’s mental and behavioral health programs. Contributions were raised through the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & [...]

Senior citizens zoom into wellness at Gulf Coast Village’s Eighth Annual Wellness Expo on March 30

2016-11-08T14:59:21-04:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral, invites the public to join a day of fun and fitness at its Eighth Annual Wellness Expo on Wednesday, March 30 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Village Auditorium. The theme of this year’s event is a “Zumba – Move to [...]

See the sea turtles: Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers last chance to see Turtles on the Town loggerhead sculptures and the real resident loggerhead, Betsy

2016-11-08T14:59:21-04:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For two weeks, 15 of the Turtles on the Town sculptures are on display at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, now through March 23. In addition to the final opportunity to view the sculptures, now is the final chance to give the turtles permanent homes in the community. The community is urged to [...]

Minto Communities presents second quarter donation to Builders Care

2016-11-08T14:59:28-04:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Minto Communities, a premier builder and developer in Southwest Florida and beyond, has been awarded the “Building Partner of the Year” award by Lee BIA Builders Care for its continued support of Builders Care.  As a certified building partner, Minto Communities is donating $100 from each home sale through its Bonita Isles community to Builders [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to participate as hole sponsor for Putt & Pub Crawl

2016-11-08T14:59:28-04:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay will serve as a hole sponsor for the Putt & Pub Crawl, taking place Saturday, Jan. 16 on Fort Myers Beach. Matanzas on the Bay is one of nine locations on Fort Myers Beach serving as sponsors for the event, and its course will be open for participating golfers from 10 [...]

Builders Care and Lennar Homes unveil new home for U.S. Air Force Veteran, her disabled daughter and family in time for the holidays

2016-11-08T14:59:30-04:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Fundraising, Home and Garden, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Homes unveiled a new home for the Smith family in Cape Coral, completed in just 18 days, in time for Christmas. Over 150 Lennar associates, along with more than 100 other local business and community partners donated their time, services and building materials to build a brand new house, [...]

Lee County Plan Amendment decision on River Hall declared noncompliant

2016-11-08T14:59:31-04:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently participated in proceedings regarding a hot topic for debate in Lee County: the adopted Lee County Plan Amendment decision for River Hall and the concern over “overriding public necessity.” Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Suzanne Van Wyk has ruled that a Lee County Plan Amendment should not have been approved [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar raises more than $2,400 for Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve firework celebration

2016-11-08T14:59:32-04:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Fundraising, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach has raised more than $2,400 to benefit the community production of the annual Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve firework celebration. With an annual fireworks display costing approximately $20,000 for the fireworks production alone, the Fort Myers Beach community has come together to assist the [...]

Minto Communities presents second quarter donation to Builders Care

2016-11-08T14:59:51-04:00August 11th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Minto Communities, a premier builder and developer in Southwest Florida and beyond, is pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale. Minto Communities presented a check to Builders Care based on its last quarter sales in the amount of $1,800 at a recent sales meeting bringing their total to $15,600. As a certified building [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition releases 2013 homeless census

2016-11-08T15:00:33-04:00May 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Based on a census conducted on the evening of January 25, 2013, the Lee County Homeless Coalition identified 848 sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Lee County. Of the total, 193 were considered to be chronically homeless, defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as an unaccompanied homeless individual with [...]